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12
Jun

June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse is a subject that many of us struggle to discuss comfortably. It’s a deep-rooted, widespread issue that affects 1 in 6 seniors. At Qualicare Waterloo, patient comfort, wellness and satisfaction mean everything to us. We stand by our elder patients and their families, and our goal is to raise awareness of how everyone deserves fair treatment and appropriate

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22
Feb

All About Canada’s New Food Guide

Have you caught a glimpse of Canada’s new food guide resources? There have been many changes, all intended to help local residents plan their diets more efficiently and eat healthier. While some are divided over the changes (such as the near-complete elimination of milk and cheese from the guide), healthcare experts can’t help but be pleased by the much-needed revision.

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30
Jan

Why Romaine Lettuce is More Prone to E. Coli Outbreaks, and How to Protect Yourself

It’s likely that you’ve come across the stories on the news about romaine lettuce being taken off the shelves due to E. coli outbreaks that made several people ill across North America. While the scare is over and it’s apparently safe to consume again, there are some key reasons why this type of produce is more susceptible to E. coli.

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12
Dec

Flu Season is Tough on All of Us — Here’s What to Know

Flu season is officially in full swing, and there’s no doubt that many of us will feel under the weather on occasion this winter. Our team isn’t immune to the flu either, and we have employees needing to rest, recover, and ensure they don’t infect others just like those we care for. Many residents are in need of dependable service,

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23
Jul

Hamilton Seniors Facing Debt: What to Know, and What to do

Living as a senior with debt is not an easy thing to go through. It involves care, diligence, and much caution to remain as financially secure as possible. Wellness means more than simply being healthy, after all, we need to feel comfortable and safe in every sense to attain it. Living in old age with debt can be dangerous in

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18
Jun

Kitchener Stunt Driving Concerns Police and Those Involved

No matter how old or young someone is, their life is equally valuable, and they all have someone who loves them. Therefore, stunt driving is an issue that is worrying Kitchener and Waterloo-area families as well as the local authorities. Exemplified by this CTV News article, it’s becoming an ever-growing trend. As an organization working to deliver sufficient care to

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6
Jun

Voting This Week in the KW Region

This Thursday, June 7th, vote. Your vote does matter and it makes a difference! To find more information about the election in our local KW region, visit the link Here. Elections Ontario has answers to any and all of your voting questions, feel free to visit the link Here. Macleans has also put together some information regarding the party platforms,

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30
Apr

Shortage of PSWs in Ontario

The Healthcare industry has noticed a shortage of PSWs entering the field in the past few years. The number of PSWs is now at an all-time low, and Homecare companies are struggling to keep up with the rising demand for care. Why is this Happening? There has been a decline in the number of students entering the PSW programs, resulting

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24
Apr

Local Hospitals Given Funding Increase

On March 23rd, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario made an announcement that will impact the availability of medical treatment for the communities they serve in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Hospitals in the area are receiving generous funding increases that will help deliver additional resources necessary to bettering the wellness and health of residents throughout the area. Which Hospitals are Receiving

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12
Apr

Want to Be a Personal Support Worker? We Want to Hear from You!

The most common perception of personal support workers is that they only serve the elderly – but this is simply not true. PSWs serve a wide range of people who require assistance in their every day lives, from people who’ve suffered a serious injury, children with developmental disabilities, people living with an extended illness, and the elderly alike. To protect

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